Havana: Imprenta y taller de encuadernacion "La Fortuna," 1867. 225,pp. plus pp. of publisher's advertisements. Contemporary half calf and pebbled cloth boards, gilt morocco label. Calf rubbed, hinges starting. Minor dampstaining. Marginal manuscript notes and corrections by a 19th- century owner. Two old rubber stamps on titlepage. About very good. Item #WRCAM39602
A scarce and significant Cuban agricultural imprint cataloguing nearly 700 trees and shrubs found in Cuba, the Island of Pines, and Puerto Rico. Spanish and Latin names are provided for all of the plants, together with their physical specifications, descriptions of and uses for their wood, and for many species, discussions of their cultivation and medicinal properties. Various informative lists and tables accompany the main text, and an "Almanaque Rural" concludes the volume with a series of monthly instructions on arboreal propagation and care. OCLC lists a total of eleven copies. PALAU 88992.